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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

EW: Children's Book Review/Giveaway: Camera for Kids by John Crippen

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This may seem like an odd topic for Earth Week but I think if we get kids more involved in seeing the world around them in a different way, it can make a big impact on them. Seeing the world through a camera lens gives you a very different perspective, so i was thrilled when the opportunity came along to review and offer a giveaway of this excellent book!

Synopsis:
Cameras for kids is a fun filled book full of projects for young children. The projects are fun, simple and inexpensive to create. The book was made to stimulate art and creativity at an early age. Most of the supplies can be picked up a places such as the dollar store. Kids do not need computer knowledge as long as parents can print the photos for the projects. Basic camera functions, settings, and composition are covered in this book. Recommended for ages 7 through 14 years of age.

About the Author:
John Crippen is a published author with 6 books prior to camera for kids. He is an active advocate for kids, nature, and wildlife. His photography is noted in several books and journals as well as galleries and the California Central Coast. He also holds a degree in Psych and has also taken classes in Early Child Developement. John has also worked with the Developementally Disabled and enjoys being an educator.
He has some great kids related links on his webpage!
Review:
WOW- I think I learned as much as any child from this book! I loved that he picked simple items for kids to use/buy to help them learn how to compose and frame pictures.His explanations of the different buttons on most point and shoot cameras was very simple (a LOT  easier to understand than your camera manual! Check out some samples HERE). many adults will be able to make use of his simple instructions for making an infinity wall for blog or Ebay photos! His sample photos give kids (and their parents) great ideas for new angles for photos!

Sample:
Q) Is the sky in you picture kind of dull and could use more color?
A) Try putting your sunglasses over the lens when you take the picture. This is called POLARIZING and can be used to draw out the color in other types of shots, too


The last craft section is really neat in that it allows kids to take the photos THEY took and unique craft and gift items. If I was buying my child a camera, I would buy them this book to go along with it! 

I have bought a couple of digital photography books and like other reviewers, I think I got more out of this simple book- Crippen's instructions are just more simple and clearer to me. His sample projects show you very simply with items in your OWN yard the different photography terms. This book and a camera would be the PERFECT summer hobby/projects to keep your kids busy!


GIVEAWAY:
ONE  lucky reader will win a copy of Camera For Kids!

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Contest will end on May 8th, at midnight. Winner will be picked by Random Number (random.org) on May9th, and emailed. As soon as winner's info is received, the books shall be sent them during the following week.



Disclosure: This book was sent to me free of charge, for review purposes, by John Crippen Photography and Books. I was not told how to review it however.

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